Guides to Re-Opening your Business
Requirements, tips & checklists for re-opening your business during the Coronavirus pandemic.
As the economy begins to slowly re-open, businesses will find themselves in new territory when it comes to safety measures. Many requirements have been introduced to help ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.
Below is a list of information that may be useful to business owners as they prepare to accept customers:
Rapid COVID-19 Tests available to L&A Businesses
Effective Monday, May 10th, Rapid COVID-19 tests are available at no cost to Lennox & Addington County businesses, courtesy the Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce.
Covid-19: Business Owners Addressing Face Covering Concerns
KFL&A Public Health has developed a few tips on how business owners and staff may address concerns with the use of face coverings in commercial businesses.
Stage 3 Opening Framework
Effective July 17th, Lennox & Addington enters Stage 3 of Ontario's Reopening Framework.
KFL&A Public Health Orders Face Coverings Mandatory in Commercial Establishments
As of June 27, all individuals must wear a face covering (e.g., homemade or purchased mask, scarf or bandana) when entering and accessing services at any commercial establishments in the KFL&A area.
Guidance for Businesses and Workplaces - KFL&A Public Health
Guidance for businesses and workplaces in KFL&A on how to reopen safely.
Watch webinar recording from KFL&A Public Health on how to safely open your business (May 26, 2020)
View slide deck prepared by KFL&A Public Health (May 20, 2020)
If your business has specific questions for KFL&A Public Health related to infection prevention and control (IPAC) email IPAC@kflaph.ca or phone 613-549-1232 (choose option 6)
Province of Ontario Guidance Documents for Safe Business Operations
The following are guidance documents developed by the Province of Ontario
Framework for Adjusting Public Health Measures
Personal Services (i.e. hair dressers, barbers, nail salons)
Government of Ontario: Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace
Guidance from the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development in the following sectors: construction, food processing, restaurant & food services, agriculture, manufacturing, long term care. Also guidance from healthy and safety associations.
Develop your COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan
Learn how you can create a plan to help protect your workers and others from COVID-19.
Health & Safety Guidance for Short Term Accommodation Providers
Guidance Specific to Hotel Reception, Room Service & Front Line Staff
Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19.
Ontario Back to Business Kit
The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses have put together information and tools to
help you to get back to business.
Guidance Document - Opening Your Business Safely
A guidance document developed through consultation and review of industry best practices, available health and safety resources and input from various industry professionals.
Tips for Retail
Offers health and safety tips and good practices for retailers
Government of Canada: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health &Safety
Individual sector-based pandemic tip sheets for: daycares, transportation, construction, retail, manufacturing, food processing, restaurants & food services, agriculture, etc.
Government of Canada: Advice for Essential Retailers
General awareness resources about Coronavirus, including infographics about how to watch for symptoms as well as cleaning and disinfecting public spaces.
Government of Canada: Risk-informed Decision-making Guidelines for Workplaces & Businesses
Risk mitigation strategies for businesses based on customer demographics, service type, and location.
Public Health Ontario: Cleaning & Disinfecting in Public Settings
Guidance on cleaning and disinfection of public settings and workplaces in Ontario.
Storefront Window Signage
Click images to download and print for your storefront window.
KFL&A Public Health Signage
Click images to download. Large signs can be manufactured by local print shops.